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highlights
  • Marvel at Fish River Canyon.
  • Explore giant sand dunes and Victoria Falls.
  • Track the 'big five'.
  • Take wildlife walks and traditional canoe rides.
Starting in Victoria Falls and ending in Cape Town, the Dunes, Deltas & Falls Discoverer tour is a guided wildlife tour that takes 18 days. You will visit Windhoek, Kasane, Ghanzi and 11 other destinations in 6 different countries. Dunes, Deltas & Falls Discoverer is a small group tour which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

This 18-day journey through four African countries hits the highlights and is perfect for the adventurer who wants to discover the region’s diversity. Explore the Okavango Delta by traditional mokoro canoe, marvel at some of the highest sand dunes in the world in the Namib Desert, and meet the San Bushmen of the Kalahari. Your knowledgeable CEO will take care of the hassles and planning while you recharge in hotels, local lodges, and camps for a once-in-a-lifetime cultural experience you'll forever treasure.
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Arrive at any time.
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.
Accommodation
  • Explorers Village Lodge (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Meet Your CEO and Group
    Duration : 1.0 hr
    Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards.
Cross the border into Botswana, and stay in Kasane, just outside of Chobe NP. Try to spot the elephants, crocodiles, and hippos this region is famous for during an optional sundowner cruise or photo river safari.
Drive to the border and cross from Zimbabwe into Botswana. Continue to the Kasane area, outside the gates of Chobe National Park, home to the largest elephant population in Southern Africa.

Opt to check out one of Botswana's national parks and its thousands of resident elephants, crocodiles, and hippos on a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River.

There are options here for a casual cruise to enjoy the scenery with a cocktail or a photo safari by boat, with the opportunity to capture some great shots with instruction, a professional camera, and zoom lens. Evening is a great time to be on the river.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Thebe River Safaris Lodge (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Border Crossing (Zimbabwe - Botswana)
    Cross the border from Zimbabwe into Botswana.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 1.0 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 0.5 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • Chobe River Sunset Cruise
    Get a fantastic perspective of one of Botswana's national parks and its thousands of resident elephants, crocodiles, and hippos on a sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River. Bring a few drinks and a camera, sit back, and enjoy the view.
  • Evening Photo Safari on Chobe River
  • Chobe Photo Wildlife Safari Drive
    The tour includes transfers, park fees, drinks, camera usage (Nikon D7000 With 150 - 500 mm zoom lens), photo permit, photo dvd/memory card and an exclusive seat on the 6 seat photo safari vehicle.
  • Chobe National Park Safari Drive
    Enjoy a drive along routes that overlook this beautiful river. Keep an eye out for the remarkable variety of animals that are drawn to this permanent water source.
Opt to rise early for a sunrise safari on the Chobe River. Travel to Nata. Opt for a bush walk or sunset wildlife safari drive in the area. Watch elephants drink from the camp's watering hole at night.
Prebook the Morning Photo Safari on the Chobe River at sunrise for one last chance to see the "big five".
Meal
  • Breakfast and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Elephant Sands (or similar)
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 4.0 hr
    Distance : 255 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • Nata Area Bushwalk
    Head out into the bush to learn more about the area. Keep your eyes open and your binoculars ready to spot eagles, bustards, flamingoes, and blue-cheeked bee-eaters.
  • Nata Area Wildlife Safari Drive
    Head out for a wildlife safari drive to see the flora of the Nata region up close and personal.
  • Morning Photo Safari on Chobe River
  • Chobe National Park Safari Drive
    Enjoy a drive along routes that overlook this beautiful river. Keep an eye out for the remarkable variety of animals that are drawn to this permanent water source.
Prepare for a 1-night/2-day journey into the delta. Opt to take a scenic flight over the delta.
Travel to Maun, the biggest town in the Okavango Delta area, pick up any supplies needed, and prepare for the journey into the Okavango Delta.

You can pre-book the Okavango Delta Flight extra on the checkout page, or through your Global Connection Officer or travel agent.

In the evening, watch a traditional dance group performance on the poolside terrace.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Sedia Riverside Hotel (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Dikgantshwane Performance
    Sit back and enjoy as a group performs traditional welcome dances on the poolside terrace. The performance will include an introduction and explanation of the meaning of the songs performed.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 3.5 hr
    Distance : 340 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • Okavango Delta Flight
    Get a fresh perspective on the vast wilderness of Africa with a once-in-a-lifetime view only a select few will ever see. Enjoy the hippos in the waterways and elephants and buffalo in the tree line. Gaze at the winding water channels as they make their way through the Delta.
Enjoy wildlife walks, traditional mokoro excursions, and birding. Learn the ways of the bush from the local polers.
The excursion begins with a drive in customized safari vehicles for about 1-2 hrs to the "dock" to board a mokoro (canoe) that takes us deep into the delta. After a 1-2 hrs in the mokoro, arrive to the basic bush camp.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Okavango Delta Camping (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Okavango Delta Excursion
    Enjoy wildlife walks and viewing, mokoro trips (occasionally unavailable due to seasonality), and birdwatching in the pristine wilderness area of the Okavango Delta, the world's largest inland delta. In the evening, count the shooting stars, sing with the locals, or simply unwind with a sundowner (cheers!) around the campfire.
Transport
  • 4x4
    Duration : 1.0 hr - 2.0 hr
    Roads? Where this rough-and-ready vehicle's going, we don't need roads.
  • Mokoro
    Duration : 1.0 hr - 2.0 hr
    Climb into a traditional canoe for a closer view of the shoreline.
Traverse the Kalahari Desert. Learn fascinating survival skills of the local San Bushmen on an optional walk and choose to enjoy a traditional bushmen dance in the evening.
Enjoy the sunrise in the delta before travelling back to Maun by mokoro. Travel along the northern portions of the Kalahari Desert throughout the day – this is a severely arid and barren landscape, though very beautiful.

Arrive in the late afternoon and camp close to Ghanzi. Opt for a “bushman walk” and dance. Enjoy a traditional local meal before settling in for the night.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Ghanzi Trailblazers Chalets (or similar)
Transport
  • Mokoro
    Duration : 1.0 hr - 2.0 hr
    Climb into a traditional canoe for a closer view of the shoreline.
  • 4x4
    Duration : 1.0 hr - 2.0 hr
    Roads? Where this rough-and-ready vehicle's going, we don't need roads.
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 5.0 hr
    Distance : 330 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • San/Bushmen Walk
    Get a glimpse of how the San tribe adapted to the Kalahari Desert and learn about their fascinating wilderness survival skills. The gatherer life of the San/Bushmen has all but disappeared; there are few remaining who retain the survival skills of their ancient way of life.
 During the walk, San/Bushmen guides will share their knowledge on mastering this harsh environment, helping us learn about the botany of our surroundings.
  • Traditional San/Bushmen Dancing
    Around the campfire at night, you can experience the ancient dance rituals of the San/Bushmen. On special occasions this could be a healing or trance dance, which can continue all night, and is an intense spiritual experience for both participants and visitors alike. The dances have changed minimally in the last 20 000 years of San/Bushmen culture. These dances are not only a celebration of life but are also a means of passing on historic folklore from generation to generation.
Travel to Windhoek, the German-influenced capital city of Namibia.
Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Auas City Hotel (or similar)
Included Activities
  • Border Crossing (Botswana - Namibia)
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.
  • Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
    You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of your group and learn about the next leg of your tour.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 5.0 hr
    Distance : 470 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Visit the G Adventures supported Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop, just outside of Windhoek, to pick up a tasty packed lunch, then continue up to Etosha National Park. Enjoy an afternoon wildlife safari drive in our touring vehicle, then opt to explore more on an open vehicle night drive.
Leave Windhoek and head north through the Namibian countryside to Etosha National Park.

Visit Etosha National Park on a wildlife safari drive in our touring vehicle. Keep an eye out for lions, giraffes, elephants, rhinos, and antelopes.

After sunset, some animals may head to the watering holes near the campground.

Opt to head out for more wildlife safari drives in an open safari vehicle to make the most of your time here.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation
  • Etosha NP Okaukuejo Restcamp (or similar)
Included Activities
  • Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop
    Penduka works with women from the Katutura township, and surrounding rural communities, by helping them develop livelihoods through working in their handicraft workshops and cafe. Penduka trains and employs women disadvantaged through poverty, disability, ill-health, or lack of education, empowering them to develop skills in textiles, beading and pottery. Pick up a fresh-packed lunch at the cafe to help support the centre before touring the facilities and purchasing some of these crafts.
  • Etosha National Park Wildlife Safari Drive
    Set off into the wilds of Etosha National Park in the touring vehicle for a wildlife safari drive. Over 100 species of mammals call Etosha home, including elephants, giraffes, lions, rhinos, and hyenas.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 5.5 hr
    Distance : 450 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • Etosha Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive
    Set off in an open 4x4 safari vehicle with a naturalist guide in search of the stunning wildlife in the park. Wildlife often come to the many watering holes to drink, so keep your eyes peeled for many animals on the move.
Enjoy another wildlife safari drive in our touring vehicle and keep your eyes peeled for some of the famous wildlife.
Accommodation
  • Etosha NP Okaukuejo Restcamp (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Etosha National Park Wildlife Safari Drive
    Set off into the wilds of Etosha National Park in the touring vehicle for a wildlife safari drive. Over 100 species of mammals call Etosha home, including elephants, giraffes, lions, rhinos, and hyenas.
Optional Activities
  • Etosha Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive
    Set off in an open 4x4 safari vehicle with a naturalist guide in search of the stunning wildlife in the park. Wildlife often come to the many watering holes to drink, so keep your eyes peeled for many animals on the move.
Drive to the historical city of Swakopmund.
Watch the beautiful desert landscape go by en route to western Namibia.

Spend two nights in the area exploring this historical town or trying some of the numerous activities available, such as sandboarding or a skydiving.

Swakopmund has bizarre lunar landscapes, unforgettable sunsets, and prehistoric Welwitchia plants.
Accommodation
  • Europa Hof (or similar)
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 7.5 hr
    Distance : 610 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • Living Desert Tour
    Hop into a 4x4 vehicle and set out into the desert. An expert guide will point out signs of animal life and emphasize survival in the harsh desert landscape for both humans and animals.
Spend a day exploring all the area has to offer. Optional activities include sandboarding, skydiving, and a township tour.
You can pre-book your sky dive on the checkout page, or through your Global Connection Officer or travel agent.
Accommodation
  • Europa Hof (or similar)
Optional Activities
  • Sandboarding in the Namib Desert
    Head out into the desert, grab a board, and surf the sand dunes. Choose to lie down headfirst, or stand up, surfer-style.
  • Swakopmund Skydiving
    Buckle up your harness, practice your exit, then take a plane up and over the dunes of the Namib Desert. Take a deep breath, leap out and freefall with an instructor before he opens the parachute. Admire the view over the dunes as you descend and land safely back on the ground. Wow!
  • Swakopmund Guided Cultural Tour
    Explore the back streets and local culture on a guided interpretive walk. 


Learn about the history of Swakopmund, its housing and other various topics to get a better understanding of local life. Visit a woman from the Herero ethnic group and also a Nama Medicine Woman, who will host a 'click' lesson in the local Daman language. Finish at a local pub called a 'shebeen' with the opportunity to try the local bush delicacy of Mopani worms and a drink.
Travel into the beautiful Namib Desert, stopping at Walvis Bay on the way.
Get a real feel for the Namib Desert as we spend hours crossing this empty region.

En route, take a coffee break in Solitaire, a mystical village consisting of a filling station, a general dealer/coffee shop, and a small mechanical workshop. Drive through Walvis Bay, the only town on the Namibian coastline that boasts a deep sea harbor.

Arrive in the area in the late afternoon, where the towering red sand dunes of Sossusvlei form the gateway into the Namib Desert.
Meal
  • Dinner
Accommodation
  • Sossus Oasis Campsite (or similar)
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 4.5 hr
    Distance : 260 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Visit Sossusvlei Dunes and Sesriem Canyon. Opt to climb up breathtaking Dune 45.
Enjoy a visit to Sossusvlei, a clay pan enclosed by the world’s largest sand dunes, up to 300m (984 ft) high. Here, use some free time to enjoy the sand dunes on your own. Visit the Sesriem Canyon, a small canyon typical of the area.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Sossus Oasis Campsite (or similar)
Included Activities
  • Sossusvlei Dunes Visit
    This area is famous for its high, red sand dunes. This clay and salt pan is surrounded by the dunes, making it a spectacularly beautiful sight with a remote and isolated feel.
  • Sesriem Canyon Visit
    Enjoy a short stop at Sesriem Canyon, a small canyon typical of the area. The Tsauchab River flows through the canyon every five to ten years, and this creates the nearby salt and clay pan of Sossusvlei.
Optional Activities
  • Deadvlei Visit
    Venture out into Deadvlei. These drylands boast incredible contrasts of black dead trees amidst the white clay soil, surrounded by red sand dunes reaching up to 300 meters high. We don't want to spoil too much; go and see this unique site for yourselves - it's a must for any traveller to Namibia.
Continue south through the Namib Desert to the Fish River Canyon. Enjoy the beautiful view from the canyon lookout point, before finishing the day at the Ai-Ais.
Spend the evening relaxing in the healing waters.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Ai Ais Resort NWR (or similar)
Included Activities
  • Fish River Canyon Visit
    Visit Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa and, arguably, the second largest in the world. We will only have access to the rim, but the views are spectacular.
  • Ai-Ais Hot Springs visit
    Ai-Ais, which means 'scalding hot' or 'burning water' in one of the local Nama dialects, is a sulphur rich mineral spring at the southern end of the Fish River Canyon. Ai-Ais is also a part of the Ai-Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, covering a large piece of land in northern South Africa, and southern Namibia.

    The hot springs resort is a popular gateway to Namibia from the south, and the end point of the gruelling five-day Fish River Canyon hike. The spring water is piped to a number of indoor and outdoor pools and jacuzzis.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 9.0 hr - 10.0 hr
    Distance : 600 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
After a relaxing morning in the hot springs, continue on to the banks of the Orange River with time to swim or just relax. Enjoy the beautiful scenery in this part of the country.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Norotshama River Resort (or similar)
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 2.0 hr
    Distance : 80 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Cross the border into South Africa and continue down the coast to Lambert's Bay, stopping along the way. Opt to visit Bird Island or stroll through this charming town.
We head towards the coast again and on to Lambert’s Bay, a picturesque town on the west coast of South Africa.

In the afternoon, opt to visit the well known Bird Island where you can find more than 25,000 blue-eyed gannets at certain times of the year. Penguins also gather on this island for breeding between August and October.

Opt to stroll through this lovely town, visiting unique artisan shops and boutiques.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Sir Lambert's Guest House (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Border Crossing (Namibia - South Africa)
    All countries require travellers to have a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity), and you are required to acquire the entry visas for each of the countries visited.
    Please double check with your agent and/or visa agent what the visa requirements is for each country that you will be traveling to. Some countries do require that you get your visa before arrival. If you show up at a border and should you not have the required visa you will be denied entry to the country and be send back to the closest embassy/high commission to get the visa. All arrangements and expenses for that will be at your own cost. The CEO will assist you with travel arrangements but will not be able to accompany you. You will also have to catch up with the group at their next destination at own cost.

    We have been experiencing a lot of problems with people that need visas for Namibia and Malawi. Namibian and Malawian visas is not available at the border, so please make very sure if you do need a visa before arrival.

    The information provided here is to be used as a guide only. Please consult with the relevant embassy or your travel agency before you travel. We cannot take any responsibility whatsoever for the use of this information.


    Namibia
    http://www.namibia.org.za/consular.htm
    http://www.namibiatourism.com.na/visas/
    Visas cannot be obtained on arrival.
    FOREIGN NATIONALS EXEMPTED FROM VISA REQUIREMENTS WHEN TRAVELLING TO NAMIBIA
    Angola, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, India (Diplomatic and Official Passport up to 3 Months), Ireland. Italy, Japan, Kenya, Lesotho, Lienchtenstein, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Macau (SAR), Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russian Federation ( Including States of the former U.S.S.R), South Africa, Singapore, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
    Other categories must obtain VISAs
    Visa costs
    Please enquire with your agent or closest embassy.


    South Africa
    http://www.dha.gov.za/Counties%20Exempy%20from%20SA%20Visaa.html
    http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/Applying%20for%20a%20South%20African%20visa.html
    http://www.southafrica.info/travel/documents/visas.htm
    Visas are not issued at South African ports of entry, and airline officials are obliged to insist on visas before allowing passengers to board. If you arrive without a visa, immigration officials are obliged to put you onto a flight back to your home country.
    If you are a passport holder of the following countries/areas you do not need a visa for stays of LESS THAN 90 days:
    African Union / Unity Laissez Passes, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Spain, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, United States of America, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica
    If you are a passport holder of the following countries/areas you do not need a visa for stays of LESS THAN 30 days:
    Antigua and Barbuda,Barbados,Belize,Benin,Bolivia,Hong Kong,Hungary,Jordan,Lesotho,Malaysia Cape Verde,Costa Rica,Cyprus,Gabon,Guyana,Peru,Poland,Seychelles,Slovak Republic ,South Korea,Swaziland,Thailand,Turkey,Zambia

    Visa costs
    The visa fee is different for every nationality, so please check this with your agent or closest embassy.

    This information is accurate at the time of writing, and please contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements and costs, regarding these, and the other countries visited, or see your travel agent. It is your responsibility to have the correct travel documentation.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 7.0 hr
    Distance : 450 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • Bird Island Visit
    Enjoy a visit to aptly-named Bird Island; you can find more than 25,000 blue-eyed gannets at certain times of the year here. Penguins also gather on this island for breeding between August and October.
Continue on the last stretch of the trip to lovely Cape Town. Stop at the G Adventures supported !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre along the way, then get ready to explore the vibrant streets of this scenic coastal city.
While travelling towards Cape Town, through Namaqualand, keep an eye out for fields of Namaqualand daisies (in season August and September).

Cape Town has many different options should you book extra time to explore after the tour.

Visit Table Mountain, explore Cape Point (Cape of Good Hope), or join a wine tour in and around Stellenbosch (45 min drive). Visit the old French Huguenot town of Franschoek and surroundings (1 hr drive). For the truly adventurous, try skydiving, abseiling, or even cage diving, for a close encounter with the great white sharks.

Opt to wander through the city centre, which has some of the oldest buildings and gardens in South Africa (Botanical Gardens and Parliament Gardens), or visit the Cultural Historical Museum, Planetarium, and numerous other small museums and theaters.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Fountains Hotel Cape Town (or similar)
Included Activity
  • !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre
    The San people of Southern Africa have historically faced centuries of political and cultural oppression. The !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre provides tailor-made training for young San women and men of Southern Africa. Travellers learn about San culture and history at the interpretive museum. Visits help trainees gain experience with international clients while garnering support for the centre's efforts to preserve San culture and history.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 5.5 hr
    Distance : 350 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Depart at any time.
We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully enjoy this city.
Optional Activities
  • Wine Tour and Tasting
  • Table Mountain Cable Car
    Take the five-minute cable car trip to the top of Table Mountain, 1,085m (3,562ft) above Cape Town, and explore the summit. This is a great spot to sit and soak up the commanding 360-degree views of Cape Town, Table Bay, the peaks of surrounding mountains, and the rest of Table Mountain National Park. The operation of the cable car is weather dependent.

    Please note that the cable car is closed every year for a 2 week period between July and August for annual maintenance.
  • Cape Point Tour
  • Cape Town Urban Safari
what’s included
Accommodation
  • Hotels (6 nts), lodge/chalet (4 nts), guesthouse (1 nt), basic camping (1 nt), adventure tents (1 nt), participation camping (4 nts).
Meals
  • 12 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
    Note: Allow USD355-465 for meals not included.
Transport
  • Air-conditioned touring vehicle, safari vehicle, walking, mokoro.
Staff & experts
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and driver throughout, local guides.
Included activities
  • Your G for Good Moment: Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop, Windhoek
  • Your G for Good Moment: !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, Swartwater
  • Your Discover Moment: Swakopmund
  • Your Wellness Moment: Ai-Ais Hot Springs visit, Ai-Ais Hot Springs
  • Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion
  • Local traditional dinner
  • Etosha National Park entrance with wildlife safari drives
  • Sossusvlei Dunes and Sesriem Canyon entrance
  • Fish River Canyon entrance
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to Victoria Falls and from Cape Town are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Dunes, Deltas & Falls Discoverer tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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Payment

A deposit of 350 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 22 October 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Dunes, Deltas & Falls Discoverer tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Dunes, Deltas & Falls Discoverer tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Other Practical Information
  • 1. Travel Style : ClassicAll of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.
  • 2. Service Level : StandardComfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
  • 3. Physical Grading : 2 - LightLight walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • 4. Trip Type : Small GroupGroup trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details.
CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Dunes, Deltas & Falls Discoverer tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.
Trip Details
  • Accommodation

    Hotels (6 nts), lodge/chalet (4 nts), guesthouse (1 nt), basic camping (1 nt), adventure tents (1 nt), participation camping (4 nts).

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    Additional Items:
    • Sleeping bag and liner (Seasonally appropriate)

    Cold Weather:
    • Long-sleeved shirts or sweater
    • Scarf
    • Warm gloves
    • Warm hat
    • Warm layers

    Documents:
    • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
    • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
    • Passport (required) (With photocopies)
    • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)
    • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required)

    Essentials:
    • Binoculars (optional)
    • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
    • Cash, credit and debit cards
    • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
    • Ear plugs
    • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
    • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
    • Fleece top/sweater
    • Footwear
    • Hat
    • Locks for bags
    • Long pants/jeans
    • Moneybelt
    • Outlet adapter
    • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Shirts/t-shirts
    • Sleepwear
    • Small travel towel
    • Sunglasses
    • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
    • Watch and alarm clock
    • Waterproof backpack cover
    • Windproof rain jacket

    Warm Weather:
    • Sandals/flip-flops
    • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended)
    • Sun hat/bandana
    • Swimwear

    Note: Seasons in Southern Africa are quite extreme. Winters can be really cold and summers will be really hot. If you travel during winter months (May to October) please ensure that you bring warm clothing and a suitable sleeping bag.

  • Group_leader

    Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and driver throughout, local guides.

  • Group_size_notes

    Max 18, avg 14

  • Highlights

    Marvel at Fish River Canyon, explore giant sand dunes and Victoria Falls, track the 'big five', take wildlife walks and traditional canoe rides.

  • International_flights

    Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.

  • Introduction

    This 18-day journey through four African countries hits the highlights and is perfect for the adventurer who wants to discover the region’s diversity. Explore the Okavango Delta by traditional mokoro canoe, marvel at some of the highest sand dunes in the world in the Namib Desert, and meet the San Bushmen of the Kalahari. Your knowledgeable CEO will take care of the hassles and planning while you recharge in hotels, local lodges, and camps for a once-in-a-lifetime cultural experience you'll forever treasure.

  • Meal_budget

    Allow USD355-465 for meals not included.

  • Meals_included

    12 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners

  • Minimum_age

    You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

  • Packing_note

    Seasons in Southern Africa are quite extreme. Winters can be really cold and summers will be really hot. If you travel during winter months (May to October) please ensure that you bring warm clothing and a suitable sleeping bag.

  • Start_finish

    Victoria Falls to Cape Town

  • Transport

    Air-conditioned touring vehicle, safari vehicle, walking, mokoro.

  • Whats_included

    Your G for Good Moment: Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop, Windhoek
    Your G for Good Moment: !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, Swartwater
    Your Discover Moment: Swakopmund
    Your Wellness Moment: Ai-Ais Hot Springs visit, Ai-Ais Hot Springs. Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion. Local traditional dinner. Etosha National Park entrance with wildlife safari drives. Sossusvlei Dunes and Sesriem Canyon entrance. Fish River Canyon entrance. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

  • Optional_activities

    Chobe National Park
    - Chobe River Sunset Cruise (50USD per person)
    - Chobe National Park Safari Drive (50USD per person)
    - Chobe Photo Wildlife Safari Drive (130USD per person)
    - Evening Photo Safari on Chobe River (130USD per person)
    - Morning Photo Safari on Chobe River (130USD per person)

    Nata
    - Nata Area Bushwalk (165BWP per person)
    - Nata Area Wildlife Safari Drive (275BWP per person)

    Maun
    - Okavango Delta Flight (120USD per person)

    Ghanzi
    - Traditional San/Bushmen Dancing (10USD per person)
    - San/Bushmen Walk (10USD per person)

    Etosha National Park
    - Etosha Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive (660NAD per person)

    Swakopmund
    - Living Desert Tour (650NAD per person)
    - Sandboarding in the Namib Desert (600NAD per person)
    - Swakopmund Guided Cultural Tour (500NAD per person)
    - Swakopmund Skydiving (2800NAD per person)

    Sossusvlei
    - Deadvlei Visit (120NAD per person)

    Lambert's Bay
    - Bird Island Visit (40ZAR per person)

    Cape Town
    - Cape Town Urban Safari (920ZAR per person)
    - Cape Point Tour (1100ZAR per person)
    - Wine Tour and Tasting (950ZAR per person)

    Table Mountain
    - Table Mountain Cable Car (290-330ZAR per person)

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